Darkmagus82 (2214) - - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-25-13-
Served on tap in a dimple mug
Appearance- The beer is served a deep mahogany color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a nice caramel and toffee smell infused with aromas of toasted malt and some bready smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt taste along with some flavors of caramel and toffee. The caramel becomes more buttery in nature as the flavor advances further taking on a more toffee like nature. Along with the toffee so to comes some flavors of darker fruits. The fruits are mainly of raisin and fig, but have a little bit of an apple flavor mixed within. Toward the end the roasted flavors of the brew increase along with a very light spice flavor coming to the tongue, in the end leaving a nice blend of roasted and sweet malt y flavors to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker and creamier body are fantastic for the malty, roasted and sweeter flavors of the brew, allowing all the nice malty and sweet flavors to soak into the tongue.
Overall – A very enjoyable doppelbock with tons and nice smooth flavors but yet maintaining a nice easy drinking feel.
Travlr (20228) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft in VA Beach. Hazy brown color, massive tan head with good retention. Aroma of burnt caramel on toast. Taste is similar. Very sweet.
LarryBeast (611) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at the Seattle location. A little bland, but still the best of the bunch. Toast, toffee, nuts and dried fruits. Smooth and warming.
MikeJslc (777) - USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark copper/light brown, clear, fluffy beige head. Aroma of Munich malt, toasty and bready, touch of toffee, some nutty notes, clean. Flavor: more Munich malt, bread crusts, toffee, raisins, light chocolate note, clean lager character. Mouthfeel is very thick.
Iphonephan (5787) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at Whole Foods Beer School. Pours a clear light cola with a tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts. Flavors of dark cherry , light smoke and caramel. Medium bodied , moderate carbonation , bitter roast finish.
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a dark cola brown with a thin khaki head. Nose is malt, coffee, caramel; flavor follows. Somewhat watery mouthfeel with a malty finish. No half bad.
theOptimator (360) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is raisin sweet malt forward. Appearance is brown ruby red clear with small tan head. Taste is Sweet malt raisin forward along with a bit of roast. Hop bitterness is firm and high for what I am used to for the style. Palate is crisp and hop bitterness lingers as does a bit of roast. Overall I do not prefer the level of bitterness in this beer. To me it detracts from the malt and also does not blend well with the roast.
9er (87) - Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an excellent beer! On tap at GB in Fells point in Baltimore. Taste of cereal, honey chocolate malts, banana, clove and the slightest bit of hoops at the end. Pours a golden amber with a healthy head the dissipates on sip. This is quite well done.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the DC location near the Verizon Center. Pours a dark brown with plenty of light showing through and a small brownish white head. Aroma of some light roast and molasses sweetness but not much else. Flavor follows with watery sweet malts, a hint of roast, some dirty lager finish, then leaving some surprising sweet citrus on the palate. Light to medium bodied, not super crisp but goes down easy enough with adequate carbonation. Overall not exciting but not terrible.
kidobutai (620) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler (awesome neighbors). Intriguing color golden hue that changes in the light. A little filmy on the tongue but a good taste.